Papua New Guinea Sessional Legislation
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PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Search (Amendment) Act 2000.
No. 23 of 2000.
Certified on: 11 DEC 2000
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.
1. Compliance with constitutional requirements.
2. Application (Amendment of Sections 2).
Search (Amendment) Act 2000,
Being an Act to amend the Search Act (Chapter 341),
MADE by the National Parliament to come into operation in accordance with a notice in the National Gazette by the Head of State, acting with, and in accordance with, the advice of the Minister.
This Act, to the extent that it regulates or restricts a right or freedom referred to in Subdivision III.3.C (qualified rights) of the Constitution, namely:-
(a) freedom from arbitrary search and entry conferred by Section 44 of the Constitution; and
(b) the right to privacy conferred by Section 49 of the Constitution,
is a law that is made for the purpose of giving effect to the public interest in public safety and public order.
Section 2(2) of the Principal Act is amended:-
(a) in Subsection (1), by repealing the words and figure "subject to Subsection (2)," and replacing them with the following:-
- "subject to Subsections (2) and (3),"; and
(b) by adding after Subsection (2) the following new Subsection:-
- "(3) This Act does not apply to a search carried out under the Civil Aviation Act 2000.".
I hereby certify that the above is a fair print of the Search (Amendment) Act 2000 which has been made by the National Parliament.
Clerk of the National Parliament.
11 DEC 2000
I hereby certify that the Search (Amendment) Act 2000 was made by the National Parliament on 22 August 2000 by an absolute majority in accordance with the Constitution.
Speaker of the National Parliament.
11 DEC 2000